Why the Kia EV6 Could Be the Best Electric SUV of the Year in 2022

The 2022 Kia EV6 is the South Korean automaker’s upcoming electric SUV model. The EV6 may be the best electric vehicle of 2022. Here’s why the Kia EV6 could crush other electric SUVs.

The 2022 Kia EV6 boasts incredible specs

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According to The Drive, the EV6 will have a max range of 310 miles. This is more range than any Ford Mustang Mach-E model. The Mustang Mach-E is currently one of the most popular electric SUVs on the market, but it could face major competition because of the EV6’s specs.

The EV6 will also be available in a GT trim. It will go from 0-60 miles per hour in under 3.5 seconds. Kia’s EV6 will come in trims that satisfy consumers looking for practical range and consumers looking for an EV with quick acceleration. Other EV6 models can go from 0-60 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds.

The Kia EV6 seems to be the perfect balance of style, range, and power. 2022 is the year of the electric SUV, but since details about other upcoming EVs are scarce, the EV6 is currently viewed by many as a cut above the rest. The Mustang Mach-E is the electric SUV to beat in the coming year, but how does the South Korean crossover compare to other electric SUV models?

The 2022 Kia EV6 has more range than the 2023 Toyota bZ4X

A silver 2022 Kia EV6 is parked.
A silver Kia EV6 is parked | Kia

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The 2022 Kia EV6’s max range of 310 miles beats any range estimates released for the Toyota bZ4X thus far. Though Toyota has worked meticulously on creating an efficient, reliable EV battery, it seems that the bZ4X’s range will be unimpressive compared to competitors. In the world of EVs, range is everything, especially for drivers that are too afraid of range anxiety to switch to electric.

The Toyota bZ4X is one of the most anticipated electric SUVs of the year due to the fact that the Japanese automaker is a pioneer in hybrid technology. Toyota also currently produces America’s most popular SUV, the Toyota RAV4. If any automaker can make a popular electric SUV, it’s Toyota. Since the Kia EV6 trumps the bZ4X’s specs, Toyota may have a tougher time winning the electric SUV battle than expected.

The Kia EV6 could be the best electric SUV of the year in 2022

A silver Kia EV6 electric SUV is on display.
A silver Kia EV6 electric SUV is on display | Zhe Ji via Getty Images

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The 2022 Kia EV6 has the potential to be the best electric SUV of 2022 because of its stellar range and horsepower. Experts expect the EV6 to start at around $45,000. After federal electric vehicle tax credits, its price could become closer to $37,500.

The most popular electric SUV of 2022 will come down to affordability and range. If Kia wants to dethrone the Mustang Mach-E, the EV6 will have to be more exciting than the Blue Oval’s first electric Mustang. 2022 is set to be an incredible year for the automotive industry.

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